A Carl Rakosi lecture on experimentation and innovation in writing, examining the role of the reader as well as the writer. He notes the modern emphasis on originality, and looks at the possibilities for innovation in subject matter, form, and language, touching briefly on the work of Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, James Joyce, and Jackson MacLow. Rakosi then turns his attention to the reader. He divides the audience for experimental poetry into poets, would be poets,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
First half of a Carl Rakosi reading. Rakosi reads an interview with himself by an unknown interviewer. The interview describes events from Rakosi's past and his relationship to writing. There is also a discussion about Rakosi's 27 year abscence from writing and what it was like for him to return. The reading ends with a long question and answer session. (Continues on 87P023)
Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
Objectivist poet Carl Rakosi continues a lecture on Objectivism and his own work. The conversation focuses on poetry's relation to politics and the social. Rakosi, Allen Ginsberg, and the students in the audience discuss and debate whether poetry has political influence, the difference between poetry and history, and Rakosi's "existential" view of poetry.
A Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Carl Rakosi reading. Hawkins reads an excerpt from her novel The Sanguin Breast of Margaret, a short piece "Work and getting on with it," and others. Rakosi reads "The new world," "The realists," "Go preach Christ," "Old hickory," "The bottom line," and others.
Jack Collom, Robert Creeley, and Carl Rakosi reading. Collom reads "Pawnee Pass," "Wild goose," "Dead birds," "Le specter de la rose," and others. Creeley reads "Flaubert's early prose," "The place," "Arroyo," "If I had my way," and others. Rakosi reads "The weightlifter," "The voice of the people," "The old codger's lament," "Ground breaking," "Ten meditations," and...